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State Issues Guidance for Building Officials COVID-19

On Tuesday, March 17, the state Office of Public Safety and Inspections issued guidance for local building officials relative to the state of emergency declared by Gov. Baker.

 

SJC Ruling on Abutter Appeals a Huge Win for HBRAMA

HBRAMA submitted an amicus brief in support of the defendants who were seeking to build a single-family home in a residential district of Sherborn that require a minimum lot of 3 acres. The SJC overturned their previous ruling at the Appeals Court.

 

Governor Baker Files Economic Development Bill with Emphasis on Housing

Governor Baker recently announced the filing of an economic development bill for 2020. House Bill No. 4529, Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, contains a total of $240 million in capital authorizations for housing, community development and business competitiveness.

 

HBRAMA Files Opposition to Brookline Natural Gas Ban with Attorney General

HBRAMA works together with multiple organizations to submit a written objection to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey urging her to invalidate the bylaw that requires the town’s building commissioner to withhold building permits from new buildings if those buildings include new natural gas infrastructure for heat, hot water, or certain other purposes.

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